Monthly Archives: May 2014

Without Gloss: St Francis & the West ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J. CHAPUT

Originally at: http://catholicexchange.com/without-gloss-st-francis-west by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput I want to start with a simple statement of fact.  All Christian life is a paradox.  What I mean is this. In Isaiah 55, God says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Former Chinese Dissident: “Escalating Crackdown” on Churches in China

Originally at: by Bob Fu Spring is a time for new beginnings, and Easter a time to celebrate resurrection and new life. But for the long-suffering Christians of China this year, Eastertide and the weeks leading up to it have been … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

The Middle East War on Christians

Originally at: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303630904579417482632439814 by  RON PROSOR This week, as Jews celebrate the Passover holiday, they are commemorating the Bible’s Exodus story describing a series of plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt that freed the Israelites, allowing them to make their way to … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Everything Wrong With the “Sex Without Babies” Contraception Video

This brief article on oral contraceptives is excellent, but I can’t paste it here because of all the embedded videos. Click here to see.

Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

How Catholic fashion got that way

Originally at: http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/05/10/holy-hemlines/W28pY36JVDVMyIGCyuIL2J/story.html by Ruth Graham THE CATHOLIC faith is rich with symbolic clothing: the priest’s Roman collar, the nun’s habit, the Pope’s white cassock and cap. They invest the church with a sense of timelessness and gravity. But even in a 2,000-year … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

“What of Atheism,” says the Church?

Originally at: http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_cons_19651207_gaudium-et-spes_en.html by Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes 19. The root reason for human dignity lies in man’s call to communion with God. From the very circumstance of his origin man is already invited to converse with God. For man … Continue reading

Posted in Faith Reflections, Vatican II Musings | Leave a comment

Pope Francis the Spontaneous

Originally at: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/3136/the_spontaneity_of_pope_francis.aspx by Russell Shaw Spontaneity that reflects good-heartedness is a highly attractive trait, but the spontaneity of self-indulgence is reckless and often cruel. Spontaneity of either kind can cause confusion and dismay. Pope Francis’ spontaneity is clearly of the … Continue reading

Posted in Pope Musings | Leave a comment